Conference Theme and Strands

Science Education: Shared Issues, Common Future

Science Education: Shared Issues, Common Future

The universality and centrality of science has the capacity to
link the different cultures and countries of the world.
Science education can enhance the process through emphasis on
shared issues and a common future.

Conference Strands

  1. Professional Development and Teacher Education

    The preservice education and continual professional learning of science teachers demand the coordination of various institutions and programmes that places the teacher at the center of attention. Papers here would share lessons from some of the best practices and policies currently available.

  2. Science for Early Years

    How science can interest and meaningfully engage the very young presents its own special challenges and opportunities. This strand will enable presenters to share their research experiences and frameworks for learning in this neglected field.

  3. Assessment and Evaluation

    Although assessment seems normative in the instructional processes, one still aspires to construct valid and reliable tests. Studies in this strand would be helpful in moving us forward in providing an equitable education in science for all.

  4. Science in Informal Settings

    As forms of scientific cognition are often displayed in places other than in school, understanding the complex dynamics and sociocultural factors to facilitate informal learning of science are vital to complement school-based learning.

  5. Curriculum, Instruction & Policy

    This is a broad grouping that would see people interested in discussing exemplary teaching and learning strategies, forms of teacher thinking such as pedagogical content knowledge, leadership styles, laboratory work, curricular reforms and sociopolitical critique among many other topics.

  6. Innovations and New Technologies in Science Education

    ICT (information and communication technology) is central to contemporary innovations in science education. Presenters in this strand would be sharing the experience of using ICT in different settings of science education and discuss various aspects of the learning process.

  7. Science literacy and Nature of Science

    Science educators refer to studies on the nature of science to develop their claims on scientific literacy. Cutting edge issues on scientific literacy and empirical works informed by science studies (philosophy, history, and sociology of science) and/or other humanities and social sciences areas are welcomed here.

  8. Science Teaching and Learning

    Scientific research drives the improvement of science teaching and learning. New developments in research on teaching and learning science are presented and reviewed.

Latest news

7 Dec 2009

An amended version of the ISEC 2009 Proceedings CD can now be downloaded.

30 Nov 2009

Keynote slides can now be downloaded.

24 Nov 2009

Photos of the Conference events and proceedings are now online!

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